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After a long day at work, there’s nothing quite like a soothing shower to wash away the strain. Dial up the stress-busting by finding an expert power shower installer you can trust.

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My focus in my work life is to provide a service that will leave my customers satisfied beyond their expectations, this is reflected in the over 50 five star ratings I have received from my customers.

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Reviewed by kazi on 23/11/2019

He was really helpful

We are a one stop building company.We have been building for over 24years.We provide a full building sevice from electrical and plumbing works ,to plastering or extensions .We carry out all what you would ever need from a small dedicated building company .

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Reviewed by Barry on 2/9/2019

Response to posting was immediate. Quote was quick and reasonable. Work carried out exactly as agreed, quickly and efficiently. Tradesmen friendly and unobtrusive. Good customer service, checked to ensure we were satisfied.

Specialising in all domestic gas work, plumbing and electrical as well as all interior design, planning & construction. Over 15 years experience with extremely high standards and professionalism carried throughout.

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Reviewed by Tom Casling on 3/1/2020

Excellent service. This person went out of their way to accommodate my requirements at a difficult time of the year would thoroughly recommend this person to you

RAPH Ltd providing energy efficient plumbing and heating solutions to help you cut the cost of you energy bill.Our aim is to leave the customer fully satisfied and happy to engage our services in the future. Approve installer Vaillant,Glow.Worm,Worcester

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Reviewed by Peter on 5/1/2020

Arrived at very short notice and completed the job promptly for a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend.

BC plumbing services covering south London and Surrey. Jobs covered are from small jobs to full bathroom suites. Please feel free to check over 500 independent reviews.

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Reviewed by Henry on 17/1/2020

Prepared to do smaller plumbing repairs. Quick, competitive quote provided. Work completed professionally next day. Highly recommended. Will be using Ben again.

I am a plumber/general builder with over 20 years in the building industry. I cover all types of work from kitchen/bathroom installations, plumbing, electrics, tiling, ect all my work is guaranteed

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Reviewed by Peter on 23/1/2020

Matthew is a very competent and skilled tradesman. The work he has done for us is of exceptional quality . We cannot rate him highly enough for his work. We thoroughly recommend Matthew along with Mark for their work and cleanliness. Thank you to you both. P&J

For our customers, we deliver high-quality cost-effective services exactly when and where they are needed. Whether it's a large and complex job or a smaller one, we offer all our customers the same approach to quality and service

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Reviewed by Beth on 18/10/2017

We can’t recoment Constantin enough. We had loads of jobs needed doing around the house we just bought: plastering, fitting lights, boxing in pipes, installing blinds etc and he did a fantastic job. I added a few extra jobs to the list while he was here which he was more than happy to do. My partner and I were really happy with the quality of his work and also the final cost. We plan to have Constantin on board for any future jobs on the house and we will be confidently recommending him to our friends.

Established in 2011 in Cambridgeshire, ELWAFI PLUMB is a sole trader business that has built over the past years a reputation for great customer service and high quality plumbing work

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Reviewed by Niall on 12/10/2019

Excellent.

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Adam on 5/11/2019

Great job at a very reasonable price. Would use Robin again for sure.

Hi my name is Dan, here at DJF plumbing we undertake all your plumbing requirements, from bathrooms designed and fitted to repairing a small leak. With 15 years experience working in and around the London area we have built up a business on honest, reliable work. Feel free to view our ratings and get in contact if you need any help/services from us. Thanks DJF plumbing team.

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Reviewed by Matt on 14/1/2020

Dan was a pleasure to work with. He quoted quickly and upon arrival diagnosed the issues accurately. We'd definitely work with Dan again

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Power Showers and Pump specialists - what you need to know

Power showers are a great relaxation feature for your bathroom, and are surprisingly efficient too. They’re also flexible – so you can install a new unit in an existing shower enclosure or simply over your bath.

Besides the indulgent pulsating effect, power showers have a number of benefits – including greater control over pressure and temperature, improved reliability, and (from some particularly economic models) reduced water consumption. And here’s some more good news – they’re also fairly straightforward to install. That means minimal mess and fuss for you (and the professional you choose to work with).

How you install your power shower will depend on what type of unit you’ve selected. “Power showers” by definition all use a motorised pump. But your shower can be water-based (running directly off the mains supply, assisted by a pump), an electric system or a mixed system. To find the right system for your central heating setup, it’s usually best to consult a qualified plumber or bathroom installation specialist.

When you’ve found the right power shower, installation is straightforward – for a professional who knows what they’re doing, at least. The process involves turning the electricity and water off, positioning and fixing the shower unit, and connecting the electrical components to the mains power (typically you’ll need to create a new circuit for building regulation compliance). After reattaching the shower to the water supply, you’ll then be ready to power up and sample your new bathroom bliss.

Cost of power shower installation

With any job that involves leaking water and/or electricity, it’s best to seek the help of a qualified and experienced professional.

The price you’ll pay to have a power shower installed will depend on the exact nature of your job. Installing a brand-new power shower from scratch is likely to cost around £500. Replacing an existing shower will bring the price down, as pipes and electrical circuits can possibly be reused. Swapping out a shower may only cost between £150-£300.

How to install a power shower

While every job is unique, installing a power shower usually follows the same five-step process.

  1. First things first – the electricity gets turned off. Your tradesperson can then position and fix the shower unit to the desired location on your wall, marking the points for copper pipes and electrical cables.
  2. The second step is another safety-conscious one. When connecting the power supply, they’ll bury the electrical cables into the wall – in the middle of the shower unit, either vertically or horizontally (depending on the direction they need to go). As we’ve mentioned, your professional will probably recommend creating a dedicated circuit for the shower, unless one already exists.
  3. Next, they’ll drill any necessary holes required to connect the water supply. After that, they’ll turn the mains water supply stopcock off and run the cold water tap dry, before connecting a copper pipe to the rising main.
  4. Now it’s time to reconnect the remaining pipework for your shower. When it comes to that copper pipe, it’s a good idea to install a stop valve so you can quickly turn off the water to make repairs in the future.
  5. Finally, check there are no leaks. And provided everything is working as expected, you’re all set to enjoy your new power shower.

Can you install a power shower with a combi boiler?

In short, the answer is no – sadly you can’t. Combi boilers won’t work with a power shower because they heat the water as it flows through the system. And if the water is pumped through the boiler faster, it doesn’t have time to heat up the flow.

At its most basic, all a power shower consists of is a pump to speed up the flow of water and a valve to control its temperature. That means power showers can be used with low-pressure hot and cold water or gravity-fed setups, but not combination boilers or high-pressure systems.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

While installing a power shower is generally a simple job, your installer will need to be NICEIC registered (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) to work on the necessary electrical elements and sign the work off for building compliance.

While they won’t necessarily be touching the boiler or gas pipes, it’s certainly a bonus if they hold Gas Safe accreditation too. This isn’t mandatory when it comes to installing your power shower though – merely an additional benefit.

Finally, your tradesperson should be able to offer you evidence of their track record, including their experience and a number of customer references.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Leaking water or faulty electrics are never a good mix. And even the most competent tradesperson can be thwarted by unforeseen plumbing or electrical issues. So, make sure your professional holds public liability insurance and you’ll have peace of mind that you’re protected against any accidental damage.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Are they NICEIC registered?
  • What type of power shower system will work most effectively in your home?
  • Can they supply and fit the shower?
  • Will they offer a warranty or guarantee on their work (and the shower, if they’re suppling it)?

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